If you got a sleeve tattoo and are now regretting that decision, you may be wondering if it is possible to remove it somehow. You may want to remove it completely or lighten it up so you can cover it up with different artwork. Ink Doubt performs laser tattoo removal Denver and can work with you on your goals.
Just as getting the tattoo in the first place took an investment of time and money, the removal process is also a commitment because it takes more time to remove a tattoo from a large area. However, it can be done, and the process can give you the results you want.
How many sessions does it take to remove a tattoo?
It usually takes a number of sessions to remove any tattoo, and a sleeve tattoo will take quite a few. Because there are a variety of factors involved with removing a tattoo, the number of sessions for each tattoo will vary. These factors include:
• The patient’s skin type and color
• How long the tattoo has been there
• The location and size of the tattoo
• The ink colors of the tattoo
Obviously, the larger the tattoo the more sessions it will take. Darker colors tend to require more, as do tattoos that are more recent. One benefit of using Ink Doubt Laser Tattoo Removal is the professionals use a special patch that is more effective in each session, which results in fewer sessions overall. A consultant at Ink Doubt Laser Tattoo Removal can give you an estimate as to how many sessions your tattoo will require.
Can you actually remove a tattoo?
Since tattoos are meant to be permanent, you may be wondering if it is even possible to remove it. As one of the leaders in tattoo removal in the Denver area, Ink Doubt, has the technology and skills to remove just about any tattoo, or at least fade them quite a bit. The current lasers used to remove the ink are very powerful, which brings great results but can also be risky in the wrong hands.
How long after tattoo removal do you see results?
Tattoo removal does not bring immediate results. The purpose of the laser is to break down the ink into small enough particles that your body’s own cells remove the ink from the body. This process takes time, which is why experts recommend you wait four to six weeks between sessions. You will notice fading of the tattoo as you have more sessions, and it may take weeks after your final session until the tattoo is completely unnoticeable.
After each removal session, you may experience some immediate discomfort to the affected area such as
• Warming sensation
• Pain or tenderness
For most people, these symptoms should go away after a few days or weeks. Some things you can do to help with recovery are to use ice and special topical creams. The specialist in charge of your care may also recommend an antibiotic to help fight any potential infection as your body is recovering. You may also be asked to change your diet or lifestyle to help speed the process along and reduce any long-term effects.
If you have regrets about a sleeve tattoo, removal is possible. However, make sure you use a trusted and trained expert, such as Ink Doubt Lasert Tattoo Removal, because it is a long process that can lead to complications if not done correctly.